BSL Flyer for You’ve got Dragons

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Check out our BSL flyer for You’ve got Dragons featuring Axelina Heagney and Stephanie Back. You’ve got Dragons is touring in 2017.

It is also available for theatres to book for a 2018 tour.  Email beth@takingflighttheatre.co.uk for more information.

You’ve got Dragons – tour dates

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Tour dates and booking information

 March

23rd March   10.30am & 1.30pm

Abertillery Met

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24th March     1.30 & 7.30pm

Abertillery Met

Tickets

 

 

26th March       (time tbc)

Stackpole Estate, Pembrokeshire

Tickets (coming soon)

 

28th March   10am & 1pm

Blackwood Miners, Blackwood

Tickets

 

31st March    1 & 3.30pm

Y Furness, Llanelli

Tickets

 

April

4th April     10.30am

Barry Memorial Hall

Tickets

 

8th April   1 & 3.30pm

Under 1 Roof, London

Tickets (coming soon)

 

12th April  1 & 3pm

The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Tickets

 

13th April  6.30pm

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Tickets

 

14th April  6.30pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Tickets

 

15th April 2 and 5pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Tickets

 

May

1st May 10am & 2pm

Wise Words Festival, Canterbury

Tickets (coming soon)

 

20th May      2pm

Newbridge MEMO

Tickets (coming soon)

 

24th May         (time tbc)

Parc and Dare, Treorchy

Tickets

 

27th May        (time tbc)

Theatr Bryncheiniog, Brecon

Tickets

 

28th May                  1.30 & 4pm

The Mission Theatre, Bath

Tickets ( coming soon)

 

For more information or talk about access text or call

Beth on 07785 947 823

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking out of the Box 3

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Taking Flight Theatre Company

in collaboration with Creu Cymru present

Breaking out of the Box 3
Hosted by Sherman Theatre
13th Feb 2017 10am – 5pm

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Do you provide Audio Description at your venue but audience take up is low?
Are you interested in exploring creative ways to audio describe your work?
Are you unsure what other tools are available to effectively engage with blind and visually impaired audiences?

Join us for a day of exploration, discussion and debate and discover new ways to make your venue, company or production more accessible and inclusive.
Book your place here:

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Presentations include:

· Audio description on the cheap
Dr. Louise Fryer
Dr. Louise Fryer is a teaching fellow at University College London (UCL) and the author of: “An Introduction to Audio Description: A practical guide.” Louise will discuss ways of making your show accessible to blind audiences without blowing the budget.
· Ramps on the Moon – a catalyst for change
Jamie Beddard, ‘Agent for Change’ at The New Wolsey, and Co-Director of Diverse City
Jamie will explain more about RAMPS ON THE MOON – an initiative addressing the under-representation and employment of disabled people throughout our industry, particularly in “mainstream” theatre. A consortium of theatres successfully applied for a Strategic Touring Fund to undertake a six-year programme of work. Integrating disabled and non-disabled performers and practitioners. This programme aims to achieve a step change in the employment and artistic opportunities for disabled performers and creative teams , and a cultural change in the participating organisations to enable accessibility to become a central part of their thinking and aesthetics. This program is a catalyst for change throughout the Arts sector

· A brief history of creating integrated access in experimental theatre by visually impaired practitioners
Maria Oshodi – Artistic Director and CEO of Extant
Britain’s leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people.

· Integrated or an add on?
Elise Davison and Beth House – Artistic Director and Creative Producer at Taking Flight Theatre Company discuss their unique approach to audio description and accessible marketing.

Exploring tactile access materials
Robin Bray – Hurran – Freelance access materials maker
Robin will explore practical approaches to theatre access, with a particular focus on tactile access materials.

· An introduction to the Ucan GO app
Megan John and Mared Jarman – Ucan Productions
The UCAN GO mobile app is an intuitive, reliable and simple to use tool that allows visitors to your building to easily find their way around. Aimed at your visually impaired patrons, but also useable by anyone, the UCAN GO app instantly and dramatically improves accessibility to your building.

Cost of event
Organisations £30 Individuals £10
PAs for disabled participants FREE

Tea and coffee will be provided
Speech to text will also be provided at this event

Breaking out of the Box 3 is supported by:

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Scenes from a Suitcase

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We had great fun developing Taking Flight’s first festival theatre pieces which premiered in 2016 and are available to book for festivals and events.  2017 will see the creation of a new set of ‘scenes’ from the suitcases and some exciting  walk-about theatre is also on the horizon.   Enjoy.

You’ve got Dragons – Available to book Spring/Autumn 2017

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Take a look at the trailer for Taking Flight’s new family piece. You’ve got Dragons based on the book by Kathryn Cave.
‘Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round … and they’re there.’
Lots of people get them. Even really really good people get them. And sometimes they are hard to get rid of. So what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?

A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their dragons, told in Taking Flight’s unique style. With toe-tapping music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the ‘dragons’ we all face.

A fully accessible intergenerational show featuring creative captioning, BSL and audio description it is a treat for all the family … and remember ‘no dragon is more powerful than YOU’!

Contact louise@takingflighttheatre.co.uk for more details

Casting Call – You’ve got Dragons

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Taking Flight Theatre, an award winning inclusive theatre company based in Cardiff, working with access at the heart of the creative process are seeking actors for our inclusive and accessible family piece touring to theatres across the UK. Actors must have a passion for creating work for family audiences and be prepared for the vigour of mid – scale touring. Also desirable are actors who play a musical instrument, have a strong singing voice and have experience of physical theatre and/or puppetry. A base in south Wales, driving license and willingness to drive on tour and BSL skills are also beneficial.

Overall dates:

6th March – 17th April 2017 ( with a possible extension)

Application deadline 21st November 5pm

Auditions will be in the w/c 5th or 12th December

This is an ITC/Equity contract and Taking Flight are signed up to the ITC Ethical Managers contract and adhere to Equity’s Outdoor touring guidelines.

The tour is funded by Arts Council Wales

Taking Flight actively encourage applications from disabled, D/deaf and sensory impaired performers.

Please email submissions to elise@takingflighttheatre.co.uk marking the subject bar Dragons Please send a CV, headshot and cover email explaining why you are interested in working with Taking Flight Theatre.

Casting Call – The Tempest

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Actors M/F for an outdoor, promenade, accessible tour of Wales of The Tempest.

Taking Flight are an award winning inclusive theatre company based in Cardiff, working with access at the heart of the creative process. This production of The Tempest will push boundaries and requires actors who are not afraid of hard work or challenges both in the rehearsal room and on tour. A good sense of humour and excellent work ethic are essential. Also desirable (but not essential) are actors with the following skills: driving license and willingness to drive on tour, ability to play a portable musical instrument, a strong singing voice, good movement skills, touring experience, a base in South Wales. The tour is to some of the most beautiful venues in Wales, actors will need to be prepared for the vigour of touring outdoors – we perform whatever the weather and it does rain in Wales!

This is an ITC/Equity contract and Taking Flight are signed up to the ITC Ethical Managers contract and adhere to Equity’s Outdoor touring guidelines. This tour is funded by Arts Council Wales

Overall dates are May – July/ August 2017 (exact dates tbc)

Deadline for applications 21st November 5pm

Auditions w/c 5th Dec or w/c 12th Dec

Taking Flight actively encourage applications from disabled, D/deaf and sensory impaired performers.

Please email submissions to elise@takingflighttheatre.co.uk marking the subject bar The Tempest. Please send a CV, headshot and cover email explaining why you are interested in working with Taking Flight.

Casting – Real Human Being Tour Autumn 2016

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Taking Flight are casting for the Autumn tour of Real Human Being by Matthew Bulgo. This is a Forum Theatre piece which raises awareness of Disability Hate Crime. Rehearsals begin 5th September in Cardiff, touring to schools across Wales until 19th November 2016.

Casting for the following roles (please note two of the characters in Real Human Being are disabled people, please do not apply for these roles if you are non disabled.)

Alys, female, 16/17 years old, college student, disabled
Rhys, male, 16/17 years old, college student, non disabled
Catrin, female, 16/17 years old, college student
Tom, male/female, 22 years old, disabled

This is a tough tour – it requires stamina, a good sense of humour and sometimes a thick skin.
Desirable but not essential – driving license, workshop / Forum experiences, South Wales base.
Please send CV and photos with a covering letter to elise@takingflighttheatre.co.uk by 10am 20th May

Taking Flight Theatre Company is seeking to appoint a part-time General Manager

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Taking Flight Theatre Company is seeking to appoint a part- time General Manager

This is a new fixed-term, part-time post, funded by Arts Council Wales in order to assist Taking Flight to develop its infrastructure, increasing the sophistication of its management procedures and ensuring that fits administrative functions are robustly able to support the company’s creative vision. This includes the day- to- day financial management of the company and fund- raising. We’re looking for someone with a “Can Do” attitude, who can bring commitment, flair and practical skill to a flexible, sometimes chaotic but inclusive working environment for a twelve month period. This role is based in Cardiff.

If you feel you’ve got the energy and experience for this challenge, we’d be pleased to hear from you.

Application details and further information can be obtained by emailing beth@takingflighttheatre.co.uk:

http://www.takingflight.co.uk

Salary: £14,508 for 22.5 hours per week
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 18th May 2016 at noon
Interviews (tbc) Friday 27th May 2016.
Taking Flight Theatre Company is project funded by The Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government.
We are a Registered Charity, committed to Equal Opportunities

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